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TripAdvisor Names Favorite Destinations for Travelers; NYC Tops U.S. List

Wednesday April 9th, 2014 - 11:05AM

NEWTON, MA—TripAdvisor has released its Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations, which honors top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

According to the company, award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

The top 25 worldwide destinations are Istanbul; Rome; London; Beijing; Prague; Marrakech, Morrocco; Paris; Hanoi, Vietnam; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Shanghai; Berlin; New York City; Florence, Italy; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Barcelona, Spain; St. Petersburg, Russia; Dubai, UAE; Chicago; Cape Town, South Africa; Bangkok; Budapest, Hungary; Sydney, Lisbon, Portugal; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and San Francisco.

The top 25 destinations within the U.S. are New York City; Chicago; San Francisco; Las Vegas; New Orleans; Los Angeles; San Diego; Seattle; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Honolulu; Houston; Charleston, SC; Boston; Portland, OR; San Antonio; Palm Springs, CA; Austin, TX; Branson, MO; Atlanta; Phoenix; Myrtle Beach, SC; St. Louis; Nashville, TN; and Miami.